Free IT Camps: Microsoft Datacenter Virtualization around Australia!


Earlier this year we ran a series of Dynamic Datacenter workshops focusing in Hyper-V and the System Center family of products.  With the release of System Center 2012 not too far away we decided to run these workshops again.  The only difference this time is we changed the name to IT Camps.  The content for the first event will be focused on Microsoft Virtualization and won’t be different to the ones we ran earlier this year.  Future Camps will focus on Private Cloud Technologies, Datacenter Management and Consumerization of IT.  So with that please check out the details below along with how to register.SysCntr_08_R2_3DR

This two-day workshop aims at providing an in-depth understanding of Microsoft’s server virtualization technologies.
They are the basis of a dynamic infrastructure and provide the building blocks of a private cloud solution. The
workshop covers:

  1. How Microsoft’s virtualization technologies fit togetherWS08R2-HyperV_h_rgb
  2. Fundamental hypervisor architecture
  3. High availability for virtualized infrastructures
  4. Deployment, management, backup and disaster recovery
  5. Basics of a private cloud

In addition to getting the fundamentals for these topics you will get a chance to get hands-on with the
technology through a series of labs throughout the day! The presentation and lab manuals will be provided
in digital format and the average level is 300. Come join us for this action packed technical training event
and become a Virtualization hero!

To attend this event you will need to bring your own laptop with you. To connect to the labs you will need
Remote Desktop Connection Client 7.0 Update installed. This client is built into Windows 7 and is a free
download for Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1 and SP2.

Please also note that if you attended the Dynamic Datacenter Workshop series earlier this year the content
is very similar. But look for new information coming soon about more IT Camp Topics to be held from early

Day 1

09:00 am to 09:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

09:30 am to 10:15 am

Virtualization 360 Overview

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Hyper-V Architecture and Implementation

Hypervisor architecture, virtual disks and networks, security, licensing

11:15 am to 11:30 pm

Morning Tea

11:30 pm to 1:00 pm

High Availability

2008 R2 Clusters, Quick and Live Migration, Storage implications

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Lab: Set up a 2-node Hyper-V cluster

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Afternoon Tea

03:45 pm to 04:45 pm

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Creating a Library, Physical to Virtual Migration, Optimal Placement

Day 2

08:30 am to 09:00 am

Continental Breakfast

09:00 am to 10:00 am

System Center Operations Manager

Overview, integration with VMM

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Lab: Set up SCVMM, SCOM & Pro-Pack

Deploy, Manage

11:30 am to 11:45 am

Morning Tea

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

System Center Data Protection Manager

Overview, integration with Hyper-V

12:45 pm to 01:45 pm


01:45 pm to 02:45 pm

Lab: Set up DPM and back up virtual machines

02:45 pm to 03:30 pm

Architecture Considerations & Best Practices

Sizing servers, storage, designing for high availability

03:30 pm to 03:45 pm

Morning Tea

03:45 pm to 04:30 pm

Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal

A web-based toolkit to automate virtual machine provisioning and keep track of utilization

04:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Lab: Deploy, Configure & Use VMMSSP

Dates and Registration Details

Date: December 5th – 6th 2011
Location: Clifton’s Brisbane
Time: 9:00 – 5:00PM each day
Registration:  Click here to Register
Date:  December 15th – 16th 2011
Location:  Clifton’s Canberra
Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm each day
Registration:  Click here to Register
Date: December 8th – 9th 2011
Location: Clifton's Sydney
Time:  9:00 – 5:00pm each day
Registration:  Click here to Register
Date:  December 19th – 20th 2011
Location:  Clifton’s Perth
Time:  9:00 – 5:00pm each day
Registration:  Click here to Register
Date: December 12th – 13th 2011
Location: Clifton’s Melbourne
Time: 9:00 – 5:00pm each day
Registration:  Click here to Register
Date:  January 17th – 18th 2012
Location:  Clifton’s Adelaide
Time: 9:00 – 5:00PM each day
Registration:  Click here to Register

That’s about it for now so I hope to see many of you at these events!


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